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Man sentenced to three years' probation for killing rabbits

February 27, 2012 |  2:19 pm

A Victorville man was sentenced Monday to three years' probation for killing as many as 20 wild rabbits in Ontario.

Shea Johnson was accused of capturing wild rabbits at Fox Rent A Car near L.A./Ontario International Aiport, where he worked as a driver, and killing the animals by hitting them with his fists or slamming them against walls and fences, the San Bernardino Sun reported.

He was arrested after one of his coworkers secretly made a video recording of the alleged abuse and turned it over it to police, authorities said.

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-- From a Times staff writer

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